Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 1 Episode 16

The Third Guy

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 2000 on NBC
8.7
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An elderly woman is found tied up and sexually assaulted in her apartment, and suspicion is initially on the young men that had broken into her home and robbed her, but once the detectives catch the young men, they learn that there was someone else in the apartment. The offered plea bargain initially doesn't go over well, but they finally reach a deal which leaves the detectives with a new case - whether or not the person that sexually assaulted the woman was mentally handicapped.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show law and order svu a elderly women was sexual assuted and she died and was also tied up and they dont know who did it they start to investgate and learn that it was a 2 old boys but thin is they did not see it but learn that it was a dilvery boy who did it and then it goes to couart and they pleads that he is retarded and he gets sent to a retarded felity this was a good ep i thought and it showed that law and order svu is movingmoreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.0
    When a 72 year old woman is found raped and dead in her apartment, Detectives Benson and Stabler assume that this was a robbery gone wrong. After finding two young men who were seen around her apartment building, they discover that she was robbed. But the two kids who robbed her, didn't necessarily kill her. They tied her to the bed and proceeded to trash her house. An oxygen tank delivery man entered her apartment after the boys, saw her tied to the bed and thought that she had been waiting for him. After raping her, and causing her to have her second heart attack, she died. This is a good episode. It always amazes me how the detectives are able to piece together little bits of information to completely solve a case. I have to give them credit, because I don't think that I would be able to do that at all.moreless
  • Classic "who dunnit" sort of case.

    8.0
    When an elderly woman is found raped and dead in her apartment, figuring who did it is enough to make the detective's heads spin. Was it the boy who broke into her apartment? Was it his best friend? Was is the socially awkward delivery man? Was the man who found the woman in her apartment? The number of suspects and possible ways it could have happened keep growing to the point even the viewer's heads are about to explode from too much info. It was hard to keep a lot of the storylines straight, and I had to use the commercial breaks to sort out what I had just learned. I felt like they were packing too much into one episode, but that didn't stop it from being fun and interesting to watch. Not a must see but it is worth a look.moreless
Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Det. Olivia Benson

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Det. Monique Jeffries

Dann Florek

Dann Florek

Capt. Donald Cragen

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Det. Elliot Stabler

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Carlos Medina

Guest Star

Katherine Borowitz

Katherine Borowitz

Ms. Fahey

Guest Star

Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Alfonso Cardenas

Guest Star

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Dr. Emil Skoda

Recurring Role

Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick

Dr. Taylor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Munch: (to the 17-year-old Alfonso) Look at me, take a good look. In 15 years you're gonna be as old as I am.
      Alfonso's Lawyer: Oh please, can we be serious here?

    • (Skoda has sent his psych eval of Walp to his defense team.)Don Cragen: How could you give the defense that kind of ammunition in writing? I asked you--
      Emil Skoda: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I put a little sticky on your desk by his DD5, that's all.
      Elliot Stabler: Well, what was on this bombshell sticky?
      Emil Skoda: "Retarded," and a question mark.

    • John Munch: (referring to the subject's job history) He was fired from McDonald's, that alone will win the case for him.

    • (Reading Jimmy Walp's porno movie box.)
      John Munch: Insatiable Bondage Sluts. That's nice.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When the detectives say someone identified the delivery guy that tried to save the woman Cragen says to be careful, and mentions the Richard Jewell Syndrome. Richard Jewell was a private security guard at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He discovered a pipe bomb and was at first considered a hero, then became a suspect but was later cleared of all charges.

    • This episode contains a number of references to the 1949 Carol Reed film The Third Man. Shared plot elements include mental retardation, illegal traffic in prescription drugs, dialogue mentioning cuckoo clocks, and of course the title.

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